Prior Season Callaway Irons for Teens and Juniors

Callaway apex 19 and apex pro irons

The following are prior season Callaway irons that may be suitable for teens and older junior golfers (e.g. age 12 and up). 

For more recent models of Callaway irons for teens and older junior refer here: Best golf clubs for teens and juniors transitioning to adult irons.

Callaway Apex CF19 and Apex Pro

Callaway apex 19 and apex pro irons
  •  Recommended for: Advanced Juniors/Teens
  • Club head weight: 261 grams

These are excellent forged high performance clubs designed for advanced players. The CF19 irons use advanced cup face technology and are a little more forgiving than the more blade like Pro series.

Callaway Big Bertha Irons

Callaway big bertha cf19
callaway big bertha b21 irons for teens
  • Recommended for: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Club head weight: 255 to 260 grams

The Big Bertha irons are very forgiving clubs that are a good option for beginner to intermediate junior golfers. Club heads weigh 255 to 260 grams depending on the model and are Super Game Improvement rated. is a great place to look for excellent quality used sets.

Callaway Apex CF16 and CF16 Black

callaway Apex CF16 junior transition irons
  • Recommended for: Advanced Juniors/Teens
  • Club head weight: 261 grams

The Callaway Apex irons have been played by numerous golf pro's for a long time and have a dedicated following. The CF16's (stands for Cup Face 2016) are a combination of forged irons with Cup Face technology in the 3-7 irons.

The Apex CF 16 is more forgiving than the regular Apex and Apex Pro, thanks to the advanced design, multi-compound materials and manufacturing techniques such as the face plate weld. 

These irons will appeal to advanced players, with the small top line profile as well as a great sound and feel. The standard shaft is the True Temper XP95 which may suite juniors transitioning into adult clubs as these shafts are a little lighter than the Dynamic Gold that many advanced clubs come with. Note that younger juniors may need a lighter flex and/or graphite option instead of the XP95. 

The CF16 is suitable for advanced juniors. Comparable irons are the Titleist AP2, TaylorMade P770/P760, and the Ping i210. Overall this is a great looking club with good performance and reasonable forgiveness. The CF16 Black series is the same club, just in a good looking matt black finish that will appeal to some juniors. 

Callaway Steelhead XR and Pro

callaway steelhead xr pro irons transition junior golfer
  • Recommended for: All levels
  • Club head weight: 255 / 260 grams

The Callaway Steelhead XR and XR Pro irons are also a great option for juniors of all skill levels. The XR Pro's are slightly smaller than the XR with less offset and have a matt black finish. The XR's can be purchased new for less than $600 for 7 irons and the XR Pro's for less than $700 for 7 irons - an excellent price for a great club. They can also be purchased for less than $400 at the Callaway Pre-owned store.

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